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On-street parking permits terms and conditions

GP permits

General information

9.1 We encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport such as public transport, walking and cycling, to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for all. However, we recognise that GPs will require a vehicle when on call, so they can respond to medical emergencies.

9.2 9.2. GP permits are for medical visits and to facilitate parking close to a place of work when on call to enable a prompt response in an emergency. They must not be used for general or commuter parking.

9.3 Digital GP permits are available through MiPermit.

9.4 When on call, or when responding to medical emergencies at someone's home, GP Permit holders can park in the following places:

  • Doctors only bays
  • Resident’s only parking bays
  • Pay & Display bays
  • Limited waiting bays (without time limit)

9.5 Permits cannot be used in the following places or circumstances:

  • Council car parks
  • Where there is a loading ban
  • A marked cycle lane
  • On a part of the road with any marking associated with a pedestrian crossing
  • Where obstruction or danger will be caused
  • Blue Badge holders only bays
  • A clearway, bus stop or taxi rank
  • On a no waiting or yellow line restriction (unless attending an emergency; please see conditions below)

9.6 If attending an emergency and no other legal parking space is available, the permit holder can park on a no waiting/yellow line restriction. If a PCN (Penalty Charge Notice) is issued, it is the PCN recipient's responsibility to either pay this charge, or challenge this penalty through the standard statutory process, as advised on the reverse of the PCN and on our website.

9.7 Permits are vehicle specific, and can only be used by the GP named in the application, and with the nominated vehicle(s). A maximum of 2 vehicles can be attached to a permit.

9.8 If you have a change in vehicle, your permit must be updated and proof of business vehicle insurance provided. This can only be done by contacting the Parking Services team; you can email us at or call us on 01225 47 71 33. There is a £10 administration charge for updating your permit.

9.9 We are unable to provide refunds for permits that are no longer required.


9.10 GP permits are available to registered general practitioners, who are required to be on call to respond to medical emergencies. Evidence of registration, or the GP’s full name and GMC reference number, must be provided.

9.11 Applicants do not have to reside within Bath & North East Somerset to apply.

9.12 Permit users must have business level insurance for the vehicle(s) linked to the permit.

Permit costs

9.13 The cost of a permit is £100 per year in line with the baseline cost of a residents permit.